This collection contains the first THREE books in the fast-paced, technological adventure/speculative science fiction series, Real Powers.It's 2027, and as the global economy shifts from unprecedented prosperity into harsh decline, the world's experts struggle to understand why. A young blogger discovers a device with a hidden purpose, leading to a worldwide search for answers and a position building something that's never been seen before. An idealistic journalist upends her career by targeting the people who own the news before being pulled from the world as she knows it to investigate a world few know exists. A master media manipulator questions his work and takes on a challenging new client, then stumbles headfirst into one of the most secretive government projects in history. An energy tycoon bristles as her powerful position is challenged and uses a great fall as an excuse to start anew; bigger and better. A technologist-turned-cult leader questions his own faith and is forced to make deals with old enemies as a rival vies for dominance. A burgeoning hacktivist group makes headlines around the world, their ops sophisticated, their people uncatchable, and their intentions unclear. And spurred by events he doesn't fully understand, an unaccomplished young man born into a political dynasty decides to shatter convention to take his rightful place in the world, only to discover that place might not be everything he hoped it would be.